Each year, over 150,000 people make a trip to the HMSC Visitor Center in Newport to learn about Oregon's coastal and marine life.

Donate when you visit

We never charge admission to the Visitor Center, but we encourage visitors to donate when they come to help support the animals, exhibits and programming they enjoy (suggested donation: $5 per person; $20 per family). 

Additional Donations

We welcome donations in any amount to help us continue creating dynamic, research-based exhibits, conduct unique science education programs for all ages, and pioneer innovative learning research. Donations also help us feed and care for our marine animals, and put on the special events visitors enjoy.

How to Give
  • Donate online to the HMSC Visitor Center's donation page with Campaign for OSU
  • Download a mail-in donation form
  • Donate via the OSU Foundation's toll-free phone number, 800-354-7281 (M-F, 8 am-5 pm Pacific time). Please specify that you wish to donate to the general HMSC Visitor Center Fund.

All donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.